There are many pieces of equipment that you can have at home, you can even go as far as creating you own home gym. But that isn’t what this article is about and, if you’re reading this, you are probably going to be someone who is a complete beginner or someone who is looking to further they exercise routine outside of the gym.
Here we will take you through the most essential equipment pieces that are crucial to your starter kit. They are tools to make your training effective, no matter what level you are at.
So let’s take a look…
NUMBER 1 – RESISTANCE BANDS
Resistance bands are very versatile and can help with a whole range of exercises. You can train your upper and lower body with these bands. They’re particularly useful in targeting the pulling muscles such as the back. They are an excellent weight substitute whilst being light weight, perfect for carrying around and a great replacement when you are on the go.
NUMBER 2 – KETTLEBELLS
With a range of weights as little as 4 kg, kettlebells are a must have in your starter kit. They can effectively target the shoulders, arms, back, core, glutes and legs. They are perfect for both cardio and strength training. They are a very versatile tool to have, making them a worthy investment. Finally, that are very space efficient, so you don’t need to clear much room to store them.
NUMBER 3 – DUMBBELLS
Dumbbells are not that different to kettlebells when it comes to efficiency. They too have a range of weights to choose from allowing you to progress; they can assist in a variety of different exercises targeting different muscle groups, both isolation and compound; they are easy to store; and they are a great investment as you will probably use them for life.
NUMBER 4 – BARBELLS
You can do a full body workout using a barbell. The barbell weight ranges from 10 to 20 kg, so if you’re new you can use the barbell on its own, but you can also add weight, allowing you to gradually progress. Barbells can also assist with essential compound exercises that everyone needs in their fitness routine, including squats and deadlifts.
NUMBER 5 – ECO MAT
Not only is this mat eco-friendly and 100% recyclable, but yoga mats gives you a comfortable surface to work out on. Not too slippy or too rough. Not only this, but a mat also helps you designate space for your workout plus, once you’re done, it can be easily stored away.
NUMBER 6 – MASSAGE BALL
Finally, a massage ball like this Loumet one, helps relieve muscle tension after a tough workout. It can relive soreness, prevent injury from occurring, and can be used anywhere on your body. The bonus is that they are small and easy to carry around with you.